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L Hibbert, Germ of an idea, Professional Engineering, 23 September 2009, p 32

In UK, TMO Renewables demonstrate a second generation technology of converting non-food biomatter such as grains, wheat straw, newspapers, municipal waste, and distiller's grains into ethanol. The technology is based on a thermophilic organism in the form of a single-cell geobacillus bacterium commonly found in compost heaps that has a preference for consuming the longer chain sugars resulting from disintegrating biomatter.

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